Sometime we need to read the data from DBF files. By using PHP library function provided by PHP Extension Community Library (PECL) we can easily read DBF file in our PHP program. To install the dbase PECL library in UBUNTU 16.04 the following procedure can be used.
Installing DBASE PECL extension in UBUNTU 16.04 and PHP 5.6
STEP-1: Execute the below statement by login in UBUNTU through ROOT user or using SUDO to sudoers users one by one.
wget https://pecl.php.net/get/dbase-5.0.1.tgz tar -xzf dbase-5.0.1.tgz cd dbase-5.0.1 phpize ./configure make make install
STEP -2 : Locate the php.ini file ( Usually located at /etc/php/5.6/apache2/php.ini ) and add the following line just below the visible extensions.
Please confirm that there should not be any semicolon(;) preceding the extension. The semicolon is used to make it comment.
STEP -3 : Restart the apache server by issuing the following command
service apache2 restart